Aspiring parents need a robust life-respecting culture that supports mothers, encourages fathers and inspires young couples to raise families.
Chinese officials are set to begin releasing their once-a-decade comprehensive census data in the coming weeks.
Data from 25 states suggests an 8% decline in births from December 2020 to February 2021. That three-month span had about 41,000 fewer births than the same period a year earlier. Births for all of 2020 were down 4.3 percent from 2019.
Economic uncertainty created by the COVID19 pandemic is likely to lead to a baby bust next year, two researchers believe. The number of U.S. births in 2021 could decline by 300,000 to 500,000.
"I don't think women give birth to boys here." says the mayor of Miejsce Odrzańskie, in the south of Poland.
"Barring a significant change in circumstances, we won't accept workers beyond these levels," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed in remarks to parliament.
Kanji Kato said he always encourages women to marry and have at least three children for the good of the state.
France has one of the highest birth rates in the EU, but it is declining as women wait to have children.
A new CDC report suggests the number of mothers between ages 15 and 19 has dropped 61 percent since 1991.
It's NOT a dating site, officials say.
The art installation comes as the country's birth rate is in steep decline.
The rate among older women hit highs not seen in a half century